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:smile:Hi Guys,

Sorry I haven't been around much. I'm planning on going too! My local group is planning on taking a bus load of people down for the day. I'm trying to see if I can stay overnight and go to Walter Reed the next day.

Where are you all staying and how long are you going for?

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Warmly,

Susan

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Hi Susan:

I understand that a lot of attendees are staying at the Four Point Sheraton. Ryan and I are cheap. We're staying a little south of the border at the Capital Skyline. I say cheap. Nothing in DC is cheap. I think the hotel could have been handled better by the lobbyists in DC.

I'm staying til Fri.

Hope to see you there.

Neal

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Four Points Sheraton, for Barb and I.....I'm not sure about the others, but Sheila, in the office, said that several people have opted for the Four Points..

I was wondering the other day, if you would be there or not.... Glad to hear it.......How many on your bus?

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Higgy - how excited are you????????????????????? I would be, and what you are doing is SO important!!! I am so proud of you all....plus if you have too much fun with Stagger Lee when he shows you around the city, he being an ex-police officer can get you out of jail, hahahaha.

Flip

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Higgy - how excited are you????????????????????? I would be, and what you are doing is SO important!!! I am so proud of you all....plus if you have too much fun with Stagger Lee when he shows you around the city, he being an ex-police officer can get you out of jail, hahahaha.

Ex? I may not be working, but they haven't successfully ex'd me yet. I still have my gun and my "official business" parking placard that the meter maids routinely ignore. :laugh:

And I am known to many police officers in that city--and in the Capitol Complex--but that could just as easily get you in more trouble as less. "Oh, you're a friend of HIS?" :tongue:

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Stagger Lee -

I apologize, I put that the wrong way....if I was going to be going around DC no one better to escort me than a police officer, that's for sure. You guys have fun :biggrin:

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Four Points Sheraton, for Barb and I.....I'm not sure about the others, but Sheila, in the office, said that several people have opted for the Four Points..

I was wondering the other day, if you would be there or not.... Glad to hear it.......How many on your bus?

Not sure how many on the bus....I feel bad coz if I come down and stay overnight, I won't be taking the bus, and I'm imagining they need the numbers.....

Looking forward to seeing you all.

Susan

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And I am known to many police officers in that city--and in the Capitol Complex--but that could just as easily get you in more trouble as less. "Oh, you're a friend of HIS?" :tongue:

Well, Stagger, if you are THAT guy, then I guess you will probably fit right in with us in Atlanta this year... And just think, we will all be let loose on DC on Tuesday night!!!!! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Maybe it is a good thing that you are an officer and know everyone in the area of Capitol Hill, that way, we can always blame it on you if we get in trouble.. We'll just say...you told us to do it!!

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Marcia, if you want any more info, call me on Sunday, I should be home all day. I just got home this afternoon from my cousins, and I don't haven any plans to go anywhere tomorrow.....

I took the original of the letter that Morgan had written , and done some cut and paste and it turned out ok for me.I sent it to some friends, and I have printed out the template, after changing it slightly and mailed it to prosthetists, friends, some businesses, Jon's union hall, (which was quite successful) and to a hosptial or two.. I've been doing ok.

I'd be glad to email you (or anyone else) a copy of it..

Stagger.....

As I said earlier, a bunch of us are going to be there... why don't you join us for/on lobby day and represent your state? You'd be more than welcome.....

Higgy,

How about sending me a copy...I will send out some letters here. Thanks, ann

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Higgy,

How about sending me a copy...I will send out some letters here. Thanks, ann

I will Ann, I'll get to it this afternoon...This morning, I'm busy with some other ACA stuff... please bear with me....

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Well it sure was Great to finally meet you Stagger. We are going to have a great time in D.C. on the 10th.... I'll make sure that you get to meet everyone who's going to the A.C.A. lobby.. :smile::smile: Jerry

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Higgy,

How about sending me a copy...I will send out some letters here. Thanks, ann

I will Ann, I'll get to it this afternoon...This morning, I'm busy with some other ACA stuff... please bear with me....

Send me one too, please.

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Well it sure was Great to finally meet you Stagger. We are going to have a great time in D.C. on the 10th.... I'll make sure that you get to meet everyone who's going to the A.C.A. lobby.. :smile::smile: Jerry

For sure.

Last night I got to hang with Jerry for a bit at a local drinking establishment. Let's just say that I know a lot more about Higgy now than I did before. :tongue:

It was a good time, and we'll both be down on the tenth.

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Send me one too, please.

Already done! :smile:

Higgy - can you send me one too so I can help??? Thank you!

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Marcia, if you want any more info, call me on Sunday, I should be home all day. I just got home this afternoon from my cousins, and I don't haven any plans to go anywhere tomorrow.....

I took the original of the letter that Morgan had written , and done some cut and paste and it turned out ok for me.I sent it to some friends, and I have printed out the template, after changing it slightly and mailed it to prosthetists, friends, some businesses, Jon's union hall, (which was quite successful) and to a hosptial or two.. I've been doing ok.

I'd be glad to email you (or anyone else) a copy of it..

Stagger.....

As I said earlier, a bunch of us are going to be there... why don't you join us for/on lobby day and represent your state? You'd be more than welcome.....

Higgy,

How about sending me a copy...I will send out some letters here. Thanks, ann

Thanks lady, Ill get busy on it. :biggrin:

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I'll be there!!!!! Stagger and I are already registered..... Need to get Insurance companies to be more responsible, Right!!!!! See everyone on the Tenth...

Jerry

P.S. By the way Stagger, What happens at the Big Apple stays at the Big Apple, LMOA!!!!! :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

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Does that mean.... what happens in DC stays in DC too...... :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

Mercy, I hope so....

Anything is possible...for a small fee. :biggrin:

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I do too. I need to protect what reputation I have left. :unsure::blush::ohmy:

You still have one?? :blink: Well apparently Captain Morgan failed... Well, we'll just have to change that in DC...... right Jerry...... :laugh: :laugh:

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Higgy,

How about sending me a copy...I will send out some letters here. Thanks, ann

I will Ann, I'll get to it this afternoon...This morning, I'm busy with some other ACA stuff... please bear with me....

Could I get a copy please?

Sure wish that I could go - anyone coming thru Dearborn, Michigan?

JudyH

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For anyone interested.

http://www.amputee-coalition.org/advocacy/...-legislator.pdf

There is the sample letter for the legislators for Parity Law. obviously, it requires that each person do a bit of research for your state and fill in the blanks.. Especially if a bill has been introduced. Usually, if you go to the websites for your home states, you can find the bill.. Or, go explore the rest of the tabs under advocacy, and for your home state on the ACA website.. It will usually tell you there if a bill has been introduced.

I guess I should of posted it earlier.

Here is a link where you will find the above sample letter..... it's about half way down under organizing materials.

http://www.amputee-coalition.org/advocacy/...-legislator.pdf

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Sure wish that I could go - anyone coming thru Dearborn, Michigan?

JudyH

Amtrak rolls from Toledo right into Washington, DC's Union Station, and they have a shuttle bus that goes up to locations near Dearborn last I checked.

You get down, and we'll get you where you need to be.

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